CHANNING – The Mid Pen Championship game will feature two teams with the same nickname. The Kingsford Blues and the Marquette Blues will battle for the conference championship on Wednesday in Channing.
Both teams won their respective semifinal games on Tuesday. Marquette defeated Ishpeming, 11-1 in five innings. The Blues had eight hits in the game. McKinley Larson and Levi Underwood each drove in two runs.
Kingsford defeated Channing, 5-4 in eight innings. Kingsford scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-1 lead. Channing tied the game, forcing extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Wes Paupore came through with the game winning RBI single, giving Kingsford the win.
The Blues vs. Blues battle has first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
Gladstone 7 Niagara (WI) 1
Mid Pen Conference Playoffs – Semifinals
Marquette 11 Ishpeming 1 F/5
Kingsford 5 Channing 4 F/8
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
11-12 Year-Old Boys – Districts
Escanaba 5 Tri County 3
Gladstone 10 Munising 0
LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL
15-16 Year-Old Girls – Districts
Norway 14 Kingsford 2
Escanaba 15 Norway 2
Detroit 14 Los Angeles Dodgers 5